When the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday, it looked a bit like training camp.
The Atlanta Falcons are facing a dramatic overhaul on their offensive line after announcing Tuesday that injuries have ended the seasons for center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons' current stretch of road games would be a challenge even under ideal circumstances.
MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.
MINNEAPOLIS - A little more than six years ago, Matt Ryan made his NFL debut.
These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan has received plenty of accolades for his mammoth passing numbers in the opening month of the season. Another came Wednesday, when the Atlanta Falcons quarterback was named NFC offensive player of the week.
The Falcons' defense was handed a new challenge on Monday as players returned from their long weekend: How to contain Teddy Bridgewater.
ATLANTA - Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history.
ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.
It looked like 2013 all over again for the Atlanta Falcons' offense last week.
CINCINNATI - Picked apart and run over. The Falcons defense had a horrid day in just about every way.
CINCINNATI - Aaron Rodgers. Tom Brady. Matthew Stafford. Andrew Luck. Philip Rivers. Joe Flacco. Ben Roethlisberger.
One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson has been the feature running back for most of his 11-year NFL career.
Bill Belichick would use a Ferrari to win a soap box derby if he thought he could get away with it.
ATLANTA - Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's second interview with the Falcons appears to have strengthened his chances of becoming Atlanta's next coach.
The Seahawks' miracle comeback on Sunday means the Falcons won't be able to officially begin their honeymoon phase with Dan Quinn for a couple more weeks.
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is headed to the Pro Bowl.
ATLANTA - Seattle's NFC championship game win won't stop the Atlanta Falcons from talking with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons' coach search could become a waiting game if their top candidate is Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
ATLANTA - Jerian Grant scored 12 points, Steve Vasturia added 11 points and No. 12 Notre Dame beat Georgia Tech 62-59 on Wednesday night.
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